Welcome to IALL 2016

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The 35th Annual Course in Law and Law Librarianship is now finished.

Thank you to all our wonderful delegates and our sponsors for helping to make this a very enjoyable and successful week. Many of the excellent papers from the conference will be published in a forthcoming edition of The International Journal of Legal Information.  Tweets from the conference, and several blogs, have been collected on Storify


Welcome to Oxford, located in the heart of South East England, just an hour west of London.  Oxford is proud to be the home of the oldest university in the English speaking world, as well as the Bodleian Libraries, with marvellous collections of manuscripts, maps and books numbering over 12 million items, and the Bodleian Law Library, a world class law library. The annual course in international law and legal information is the Association’s main meeting and educational event of the year, and the Bodleian Law Library* is proud to host this first ever meeting of IALL in Oxford. The meeting will take place from 31 July to 3 August 2016; the optional day will be a visit to Blenheim Palace, in Woodstock, on August 4.

The theme of the 35th Annual course is Common Law Perspectives in an International Context, and papers will focus on the variations in common law issues across many jurisdictions, and draw some comparisons with civil law systems, as well as touching on current issues in international law. English law and legal history will also feature in several papers. We are fortunate to have many highly regarded English legal scholars feature as speakers at the meeting.

The Conference Venue

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The conference is being held at one of Oxford’s 39 colleges, Keble College, founded in 1870. The sessions will take place in the Sloane Robinson Building, with the vendor displays and  meals located across a small green in the ARCO Building.

Delegates may choose to enjoy the full college experience by booking accommodation in Keble College for the conference (please note – there are no more rooms available at Keble). There is a virtual tour of Keble College available online.  Alternatively, a list of hotels and B&Bs can be found on the Accommodation page.


Registration has now closed. If you wish to register now, please contact Ruth Bird directly to see whether a late registration can be accepted.



*The Bodleian Law Library is undergoing major renovations during 2016, and is thus unable to host the meeting in the St Cross Building